Biden considering ways to reshape US Supreme Court

U.S. President Joe Biden is weighing sweeping proposals to reshape the Supreme Court, including the establishment of term limits for the nine justices who now hold lifetime appointments and enacting an enforceable ethics code. According to U.S. news accounts, Biden told members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus last weekend, “I’m going to need your help … Read more

Remnants of Beryl flood northeast US

The remnants of what was once Hurricane Beryl have brought heavy rain, flooding and evacuations to the northeastern U.S. state of Vermont just days after the storm came ashore in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane. The U.S. National Weather Service said between 7 and 15 centimeters of rain fell on portions of central Vermont, … Read more

90 countries, groups to attend Ukraine peace conference

Switzerland said Monday 90 countries and organizations will attend the two-day Ukraine peace conference it is hosting beginning Saturday. The Swiss government said that about half of the countries are from Europe and that broad global participation is important to launching a process with broad support. A government statement said the peace conference aims to … Read more

Women pastors, sexual abuse report highlight Southern Baptists’ agenda

Thousands will gather in Indianapolis Tuesday and Wednesday for the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. The meeting comes at a fraught time in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Messengers — as voting delegates are known — will vote on whether to establish a constitutional ban on churches with women pastors. They’ll hear a … Read more